Most of us have warm memories that stem from the holiday season. Many of them may include the annual tradition of trimming a tree with garland, lights, and ornaments.
Perhaps, as a child, you had a special ornament that you looked forward to putting up each year, or maybe you received an ornament from a loved one that you remember opening as a gift. Or maybe you have ornaments in your collection that you can recall putting on your very first Christmas tree, or that are tied to powerful memories or experiences in your life.
Holiday ornaments are more than decorations. Ornaments evoke memories and feelings within us, and are passed down through generations as treasured heirlooms. Artist-made ornaments are truly worthy of that keepsake distinction, tying an artist’s personal story to our own.
The Artful Home Ornament Collection has been a highly-anticipated annual occurrence for many years. In the beginning, it consisted of a very small collection of about a dozen ornaments from artists we sought out and asked specifically for their work to be featured.
Some of our artists have created ornaments for us for a number of years, and each ornament they make is exquisite and unique. One of the 2015 ornaments, the Murrini Sphere by Ralph Mossman and Mary Mullaney, was designed specially for Artful Home’s 30th Anniversary.